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COURT

REPRESENTATION

If you have been charged or have a Summons to attend Court, take control of the situation by having the right solicitor by your side each step of the way.

I will ensure you make the right decisions and will present your case to the Court. My sole aim is to get you the right result.

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During the current pandemic I continue to attend in person at the police station or court to represent clients.  

CLEAR LEGAL ADVICE

As a freelance criminal defence and motoring solicitor with 16 years experience I can guide you through every stage of your Magistrates or Crown Court case. 

I am available to attend any Court for any criminal or motoring charge or Summons.

HOW I CAN HELP YOU

I have over 16 years of experience in criminal defence and motoring law. I have represented thousands of clients at the police station and at court for every type of offence. I understand what you are going through and know how much you have to lose.

Following careful consideration of your case I will give you clear and effective advice so you can make the right decisions. 

Whatever your circumstance my aim is to get you the best possible outcome at the police station or court, so you can get on with your life againContact me or email me richard@defencesolicitor.net

Contact me today to discuss your case

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COURT SERVICES

COURT REPRESENTATION
 
If you have received a postal requisition or summons, or have been charged and are due at court, it is time to get the best advice and representation. I can be with you all the way, from initial consultation to full court representation. 
As an experienced solicitor I am dedicated to getting you the right result.

FORMAL ADVICE APPOINTMENT

 

I can provide clear, confidential, independent and expert legal advice in relation to any criminal defence or motoring law issue, with a follow up email outlining my advice and your options. 

Contact me to book an advice appointment in person or via Zoom or telephone.  

 
 

Why book an appointment with me?

If you need specific advice on any aspect of your court case or court procedures I can provide an advice appointment either in person or via Zoom or telephone call. Advice can cover any aspect of your case and can include:

  • What is the law in relation to the charge?

  • What are the defences to any offence?

  • What do I do if I get charged or a Court Summons?

  • What happens at Court?

  • How should I plead?

  • What needs to be proved?

  • How do I defend and present my case?

  • What sentence could I get?

  • Can I keep my driving licence?

  • What happens in a Trial?

  • What should I say in Court?

  • Consideration of court paperwork.

  • Advice on court procedures.

  • Advice on prosecution procedures.

  • Advice on gathering and presenting evidence to help stop a criminal case as soon as possible.

  • How can I change or remove bail conditions?

  • What happens if I breach my bail conditions?

  • What should I do if I have evidence or witnesses to help defend my case?

  • What is the likely outcome of my case?

  • Will this show up on a DBS check?

  • Do I have to tell my employer about the case?

  • Your rights on appealing conviction or sentence.

  • Signposting to other organisations that can offer advice and support.

Appointment cost £150 for 1 hour.

 

Follow up letter after the appointment confirming issues raised and advice given, with further steps to consider and documents and information from my library. Contact me to book an appointment.

Are you due at Court?

First Hearing

Going to Court for the first hearing is a big deal. It is often the first chance to see the evidence against you. The Court will want a plea from you and if you plead guilty you can be sentenced there and then. You only get one chance at a first hearing, good preparation and smart tactics are needed to make the right decisions about your case. Don’t risk using the duty solicitor or the firm that has already got you charged, let me take control, now is the time to act so I can advise you of your options before the first hearing.

Trial

If you are facing a Trial it is essential you have the best possible preparation and representation. Your character, employment, liberty, friendships and relationships are all on the line. Let me give you the best chance of success. 

 

Sentencing

If you are due for sentencing it is damage limitation time, but there is still much to play for. I can ensure you get the best possible sentence to avoid prison or a community service.

Preparation

If you can’t get legal aid or afford a solicitor to represent you fully for trial or sentencing I can help you by assisting with the preparation of your case. I can assess prosecution evidence, help gather defence evidence, prepare witness statements, prepare questions for witnesses or help with written mitigation for sentencing.

Contact me to see how I can help.

Costs will vary depending on work required and will be fixed in advance to avoid any unexpected costs.

Expected cost per court hearing £1,500, fee includes preparation and meetings prior to the court date.

CONTACT ME

 ​​Contact me and I will get back to you

London, UK

email: richard@defencesolicitor.net

www.defencesolicitor.net 

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